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FEATURED! Post Your Desk or Work Area! (The Workspace Thread)

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by Nathan Douglas, Jun 30, 2014.

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    Organized people, look away.


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    Let's break this nightmare down!

    1. &Pizza box... writing loads of javascript creates an inexplicable hunger that can only be satiated with the crusty goodness of &Pizza.

    2. Monsters, Iced Expressors, and other caffeine-based beverages. I am literally a human compiler that turns caffeine into software.

    3. Unscripted physical copy. When I feel really down and hopeless, I have selected pages that I turn to to help me slap myself back into rational thinking.

    4. VS Code and StackOverflow. The bane of my existence and the ticket to freedom. This is where the magic (presumably) happens. On this rare occurence my VS Code screen isn't riddled with red underlines.

    5. Ultra shitty keyboard. I like my cheap plastic keyboard. It's loud and the sound of the keys clicking keeps me going.

    So yea, one man's heaven, most men's hellscape. But the organization of my environment is irrelevant. All that matters is those lines of code.

    - Cheers
     
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    Very curious to see what your workdesk / setup looks like!


    How long did you take to accumulate all these cans and bottles? 3 days? Being a minimalist guy, I've a very strong urge to get inside that room and clean the **** up, so that by the end of it, only the monitor and keyboard remains, and the books and devices are hidden away.
     
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    Three days sounds about right. I've cleaned it up many times, and it just returns to this state. So eventually I accepted the inevitable and just.. let it go.
     
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    I've moved to full standing.
    Great shoes help... Hoka One One.

    I also put in about 3-4 half days a week at coffee shops.
    Looking forward to focused stints at co-working spaces in the near future.

    Wine only comes out at night. ;) StandingDesk_1251.jpg
     
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    Standing desks rule! (although I'm standing maybe 5% of the time xD)

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    Flippin Hilarious!!! Thanks for the great post.

    Great minds think alike. Rum and Coke with some Cool Ranch Doritos and I can go for days. Pizza - burned out on that long ago, although it is well known for its code enhancing therapeutic qualities.
     
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    Current setup :smile:
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    Tight & Right.
     
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    LMAO @Kak, this is everything I hoped your office would look like.

    Turn that camera 180 degrees. Is this the rest of the room? :)

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    Not quite... But I seriously love that.

    My next home will have a serious "gent's library."
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    You have a nice book collection there. I have several of them on my shelves lol.
     
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    Thanks!

    I just recently discovered the world of audiobooks, so my paperback collection is, unfortunately, collecting dust =(
     
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    If there was an award category for "Oh, it's something", you'd win.

    Well done.
    Get ... to yoga.

    And add variation of a stand up desk option so you can switch around.
     
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    Explain
     
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    Coming from an organized person...meaning...I love it!

    “Organized people look away”...hilarious. And “Oh it’s something” meaning, how could I possibly describe my desk. Only by your pic . I couldn’t do it, that’s why I said well done.
     

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    Haha I gotcha, sorry I'm testy today I didn't sleep much.
     
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    All good!!!

    Cheers ~
     
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    London may not have the seaside, mountains, or even the sun sometimes.

    But it does do a sweet line in fancy-a$$ places you can go work.


    In contrast, my "desk" at home is a literal plank of wood to hold my laptop or papers, used primarily in bed. I look something like this:

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    Except I roll all the bedding up & treat the mattress like tatami mat, so I look more like this:

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    Or this:

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    Or a few other random positions I find myself curled up in.

    Yes, I do have back issues, why do you ask?
    :rofl:
     
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    I've been on audiobooks for a few years, typically if I like a book on audible, I buy the hard copy after, for my bookshelf. No purpose unless I was too reference them, but I don't. I still enjoy it though.
     
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    Mindset matters. That post has me re-thinking my own set up.

    We outfitted our office warehouse with whatever the university surplus had. Not so pretty. However, it was very affordable.

    I feel like my thoughts would be grander sitting in Kak's desk.
     
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    Hahaha, agreed, that’s so true.

    But a wiseman once said:

    It’s not the size of the desk that counts, but the action behind it...and @Kak is rocking both!!!

    :cool:
     
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    You might think so.

    I had an office like that a couple of times actually. They sure look nice. But for some reason, I've never found a primo leather chair that was comfortable which you could sink back into. Those executive chairs are always straight-backed and hard as a rock. They DO keep you alert - if that's the way you like to work. I prefer to think in "comfort." I know a lot of people that swear by the ergonomic contoured mesh-back chairs as well.

    My new set up is a super plush microfiber COMFORTABLE chair - and a fan circulating air and drowning out background noise - and an L shaped desk that can easily handle multi-tasking.

    Sometimes I turn on my Bluetooth speakers with some classical music to really help me concentrate. A desk should be a work center - as many pictured here are.

    I remember when I was in the military, we had WOODEN (read: NO padding) swivel chairs on casters. Wouldn't want to take a chance on someone getting comfortable - no Sir!

    Keep looking for what really works best - not what looks good. Rarely are they the same thing.
     
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    Love your chair! I have the Titan and absolutely love it. My back was killing me with my Ikea chair, switched a few months ago.
     
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